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Pink moon

By Carol Clark

Friday night was our first night for roasting marshmallows in the fire pit. The moon was almost full with not a cloud in the sky. It was a little chilly but warm by the fire and it made me excited for camping.

The moon was officially full Sunday evening but it was cloudy. Indians named the full moons and today we carry on that tradition.


April is the Pink Moon. According to the Farmer's Almanac, this name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for April's full moon: Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.


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